Good afternoon, my friends!
Things are going well over here so far today. I’ve been running around a bit and spending some time at my new gym meeting with my boss and getting acquainted with everything. I may actually be teaching my first class this week (a teacher may need a sub) which is sooner than anticipated since we initially discussed a November 3 start date. I’m excited to get going!
Today’s workout took me back to Pure Barre where I am so close to completing my studio’s October challenge. I’m one class away from completing the 20-class challenge and I’m hoping tomorrow will be my day!
Breakfast + Lunch
Breakfast today began with a hot tumbler of peppermint crème coffee served with a slice of my maple walnut pumpkin spice loaf that I topped with a thick (but crumbly) smear of almond butter.
About 30 minutes later, I followed that up with a green Suja juice and apple that I enjoyed while working at the computer.
Then it was off to the gym where I spent the rest of the morning and part of the early afternoon before it was time to head home for a late lunch.
Right when I walked through the door, I fixed myself a bowl of clam chowder.
And I ended up eating another slice of the pumpkin loaf as I heated up my soup. I can’t get enough of that stuff!
A delicious persimmon also made it into my belly.
And now for a little Monday afternoon fun…
Help Me Choose: Rent the Runway
On Friday morning, Ryan and I will be heading to Savannah, Georgia for a wedding and I cannot wait! I am currently feeling rather uninspired by my closet and after reading good reviews of Rent the Runway on Theodora and Gina’s blogs, I think it’s time to give it a go.
I actually first heard rave reviews of Rent the Runway when my friend Merri’s twin sister Liz rented the bridesmaid dress she wore in Merri’s wedding!
(Liz standing second from the left and is wearing the short blush-colored Tibi dress.)
After quickly poking around the site this afternoon, I found a ton of gorgeous options!
Here are my front-runners:
There are seriously so many beautiful options and I love that a bunch are $30-$40 to rent! I especially love the long red Badgley Mischka gown, but I worry that I would ruin the bottom of it when I dance my face off at the wedding…
I also found myself gravitating toward dresses that are not normally my style at all (like option D with the open back and option E with the tulle), but I think that’s part of the fun of renting a dress instead of buying one!
A few things really stood out to me as I browsed around the Rent the Runway (<—affiliate link!) website:
- Real people upload pictures of themselves in the dresses which I think is amazing and super helpful when trying to select a size
- When you rent a dress, you will receive two sizes to help ensure that the dress will fit
- You can sort by so many different categories, including the level of formality, desired neckline, color, body type, occasion, etc.
Now I ask you…
Which dress should I choose!?